Scripps Ranch Soccer

The Scripps Ranch soccer season is well underway! This year we have 62

Boys Recreational teams and 52 girls teams! Each Saturday, our team banners

proudly decorate the fields and our sidelines are filled with supportive parents rooting for their team! This Scripps Ranch tradition has been going on for years and is one of the most satisfying experiences we benefit from as we try to instill the ideas of good sportsmanship and teamwork in our children.

Recently, it has come to our attention, that an unfortunate incident happened at one of our boys Division 4 recreational games. The issue involved parents and people in charge. The Soccer board is currently looking into this situation to make sure this does not happen again as we want to continue providing the best possible soccer experience for your kids. We want to assure you that Scripps Ranch Soccer will continue to be a fun-loving activity for all those involved.

Upcoming Activities

This year will be the first in which we initiate recreational All Star Teams. for Coaches will be asked to recommend the best players on their teams to comprise All Star teams to participate in post-season tournaments. We are sure that this will be an exciting event and a wonderful opportunity to showcase the talents of our recreational players.

Thank You, Tom Sayer

The Scripps Board of Directors wishes to express its thanks to Scripps Ranch resident Tom Sayer for the very generous and timely donation of American Flag patches to the Scripps Ranch Soccer Club recreational players.

Throughout Scripps Ranch, recreational soccer players are proudly wearing the patches on their uniforms, as evidence of the unity and patriotism of our young citizens.

Mr. Sayer’s thoughtful donation has lifted the spirits of our young soccer players, and the parents and fans on the sidelines, and is greatly appreciated.

Little League

We’re back and ready for another exciting year. In case you are wondering where your registration, sponsorship, Friends of SRLL money goes, (in addition to uniforms, trophies, equipment, umpires, etc.), here is a re-cap of the past year or two:

  • The league now supports over 950 players (up from 800 3 years ago)
  • Security doors, hot water, and league-owned coolers adorn the snack bar at Jerabek Park
  • The answering machine in my bedroom is now a call center at Pacific Bell
  • New storage sheds at Jerabek Park and school (shared by soccer and Old Pros)
  • We now support a National and an American League, sending twice as many players to post-season play.
  • Yearbooks much like you see from school, including team pictures

These accomplishments could not be possible without the commitment and support of the community and parents. We have just as many goals for 2002 including, but not limited to, batting cages at Jerabek Park and school, completion of electrical revisions at Spring Canyon and Dingeman, completion of the new scoreboards at Jerabek Park, and field and safety improvements at all the fields. In order to focus our resources on these items, we are wondering if anyone would be able to donate (or provide at cost) any of the following:

  • Shelving units (metal industrial type) for the sheds
  • Public address system (microphone and speakers)
  • Baseball dirt or fencing

We are also looking for anyone interested in improving their child’s playing fields. Each year with wear and tear, rain, etc. many of the fields develop a “lip” between in-field and out-field (a significant safety concern), the pitching mounds need built up, and this year, if the budget, schools, and parks department approve, we are proposing extension of fences to protect family members and other fans. The only way to accomplish this is through parental support and community assistance. If you have items to donate or are interested in joining the team of field organizers (managers, coaches, and parents assist in the work), please call the hotline at 578-0248 and leave your name, telephone number, and message.

Lastly, registration for the 2002 year is Saturday, Dec. 1 at Jerabek School Multi-purpose Room. Returning players will receive registration forms in the mail this month, reminders will be distributed at local schools, and banners located throughout the Ranch will remind you to register. We make every effort to accommodate all players, but cannot promise it; we continue to be limited by the number of fields available.

Once again, thank you to the Board members, parents, players, and youth umpires. You are the glue that holds this organization together for our children.

National Junior Basketball

The Scripps Ranch NJB basketball season is right around the corner. Our sixth year looks again to be successful as nearly 400 Scripps Ranch children have taken advantage of early registration. The season officially begins with practices in November and games starting in December. All children grades 3-8 are encouraged to participate.

We can summarize our league’s philosophy as being a recreational league, supported by sponsors, worked by volunteers, striving for player participation and sportsmanship while realizing parity among teams. Teaching fundamentals is important, but secondary to the above.

Games are played on Saturdays or Sundays at the Scripps Ranch High School Gymnasium. Each team will play one game per week for ten weeks.

If you are interested in participating in one of the most fun youth sports in Scripps Ranch, call the hotline @ 619-237-1600.

Scripps Ranch Girls Softball

Fall softball is in full swing for Scripps Ranch girls with 4 teams competing all around the county. Scripps has 12U, 10U and 9U teams playing in North County fall ball and a 10U team joining in Mira Mesa’s inaugural inter league fall ball season. Doubleheaders every Sunday keep the girls skills sharp, and their enthusiasm for the game high.

With fall ball and soccer just at the midway point and basketball season yet to begin, it’s hard to believe that it’s also time to start registration for softball’s spring recreational season. Letters will be going out to returning players this month. Registration for new players will be at Jerabek Park on Dec. 1 and 8 from 10-1.

Girls aged 5-14 as of Jan. 1, 2002, are encouraged to come out and play.

Preliminary season dates are: Jan. 12 and 19 for player evaluations, and Jan. 26 is the player draft; opening ceremonies takes place on March 2, (weather permitting) and closing ceremonies, May 19.

As always, coaches are needed so please consider signing up when you register your daughter. More information can be found on the web site, www.eteamz.com/srsa.

SRHS Boys Basketball Alumni Game

Ever wonder what happened to all of the boys you used to watch play basketball for Scripps Ranch High School when the doors first opened? Well, come on out on Saturday, Nov. 17 and find out for yourself!

The 2001-2002 SRHS Boys Basketball program will be putting on an alumni game on Nov. 17th at 7 pm, as part of their fundraising efforts for this year. The game will be held at the Scripps Ranch High School gymnasium and the featured game will involve players who graduated from Scripps against boys who are currently involved with the high school varsity program. There will be a youth game organized by NJB prior to that game, with that game starting at approximately 5 pm.

Ticket prices were not determined at the time this went to press, but we know they will be reasonable and, of course, it’s all for a good cause! Please come out and support the 2001-2002 Falcons!

See you there!